Are You In The Military Or A Veteran? Have You Been A Victim Of Identity Theft?

Take Action To Repair And Recover From A Breach

Data breaches and identity theft can be nightmares for those people affected them. Our military communities, including veterans, have a job to do or have already done the job of protecting our nation. If this has happened to one of them or someone in their family, the do not have to face alone the burden of getting untangled from and protected against such nightmares. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, cfpb, has a dedicated staff to help.

Identity Theft Resource Center, ITRC, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping the public recover after a data breach annually collects statistics on breaches. They identified 783 such breaches in 2014. That number held steady in 2015 at 781 but increased by 40% in 2016 to 1,091. In early September 2017, Equifax reported a security breach earlier in the year which may be one of the most damaging yet because the breach included a wealth of names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, street addresses, and in some instances, driver’s license numbers.

If you are among those who serve or have served and you have been a victim of identity theft or other breach of your personal information, please contact the military specialists at Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Deborah Baber Savalla is a proud wife and daughter of Vietnam veterans and was raised as an Air Force dependent. She is a former book publishing executive in New York City and is a founding member of Ventura County POV-Point of View, a non-partisan grassroots organization that advocates moral clarity, personal responsibility, and fiscally sound, small government.

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